Pieter Dirksen

Harpsichordist - Musicologist - Organist

   
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The Earliest Version of Bach's St. John Passion
This is an extended and annoted version of the essay accompanying the recording of this version of the St. John Passion (see Recordings)

A Buxtehude Discovery
An extended version of the section from the Introduction to my edition VI Suittes which concerns a newly-discovered harpsichord suite by Dieterich Buxtehude.

Zur Umfang des erhaltenen Orgelwerks von Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
A treatment of authenticity questions, discussing both the fugues and chorales traditionally attributed to him as well as considering some pieces from the wider Bach transmission as possible new attributions (BWV 568, 591, 716, 897/2 and 534).

The Background to Bach's Fifth Brandenburg Concerto
This is a reproduction of the article published in The Harpsichord and its Repertoire; it is given here together with a postcript reflecting research from the last decade as well as a polemic on the topic. [IN PREPARATION]

Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck: Catalogue of Works (SwWV)
This is a 'short' version of the new catalogue of works to be included in the Sweelinck Compendium, which will form the concluding volume of the Opera Omnia. [IN PREPARATION]